Former National Security Advisor Sandy Berger closed the America in the World conference with a five-point agenda for the next president. He outlined the great challenges facing America and provided some insights on how our next leader may tackle them:Restore respect and support for U.S. global leadership. Combat the threat of jihadist extremism. Halt the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Manage the rise of China on the global stage. Deal with the challenge of energy and climate change. Berger argued that each of these issues demands unique and specific attention, but that the keystone upon which each rested was to ârestore American moral authorityâ in the world. It is possible, he noted, that our âinsights, passions, and effortsâ are not enough, but âwe can at least get caught trying.â www.AMERICANPROGRESS.org
September 27, 2008 Subject:
America in the World
I agree that the first task of the new US President is to try to restore our country's lost moral authority and inspirational leadership in the world. Have ordered Sandy's newly published book, American in the World. It should be an objective study on realism in our present day.